Jack Barrow

Musings of Jack Barrow, blogging about a life of writing and philosophy; creating fiction and non fiction, sourced from pop philosophy and the irrational. Occasional outbursts on matters political, comical or just the downright infuriating. About to publish a travelogue about a six week tour of the 39 historic counties of England while trying to unravel life’s big questions.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at...


Day 3 - Bedfordshire Today has been a day of arrival. I've arrived in a part of the country that is relatively unfamiliar to me, which has been the...

I am an arse – well partially at least

It seems publishers are beginning to look to self published authors for their next talent. This is great news for self published authors waiting to...

There was no need for you to say anything

At the weekend I went to a party with some friends and I met the most amazing couple. Strangely I thought I’d met the woman before but she swore we...